The National FFA Organization has announced it partnered with Microsoft to help more than 650,000 US students learn digital skills
We reported on Microsoft’s Minecraft Hour of Code Designer tutorial that will help beginning programmers learn how to code by making a Minecraft mini-game. The initiative is part of Code.org’s Hour of Code program that kicked off today. Now, Microsoft let everyone know that the Minecraft Hour of Code Designer is live. It can be […]
Recently, Real Madrid footballers (soccer players to the those in the US) spoke to local school students via Skype about the importance of learning computer skills. Real Madrid’s Marcelo Vieira, Sergio Ramos and Isco Alarcon spoke with the school students as part of Hour of Code.
Microsoft and Quest Institute finally got live feedback from their recently launched NextGen ISS Platform experiment in outer space.
Mojang and Code.org have teamed up to help people aged 6 and older understand fundamental basics of how programming works, with some easy commands their created “games” will have to follow.
Microsoft’s new Surface Complete warranty counts the number of devices purchased as potential claims instead of a few for each device.
Microsoft Garage and the Office Insider programs are collaborating on a new Android app, Sourcerer, meant to help students and research stay organized.
The Microsoft Forms team is primarily composed of company engineers who seek to create a “go-to resource for summative and formative assessments, surveys and more,” that teachers can use to measure a student’s progress.
Microsoft’s Imagine Cup Finals Award Ceremony cut the competition down to three creative student teams vying for the World Championship.
The Office 365 team is carving out another empowerment niche that involves connecting Microsoft employees with teachers and students from classrooms around the world, with the new Meet the Microsofties program.
Over the past week Microsoft, along with its partners with YouthSpark and Code.org, helped celebrate Computer Science Education Week. In September, I introduced you to Genesis, a young girl whose passion for programming was made possible though Microsoft’s YouthSpark initiative. Though programs such as this, Microsoft is encouraging young people from around the world to learn how […]
OneNote has recently found a welcoming home in education. Faculty, teachers and students alike are finding the cloud connected nature of OneDrive a growing dependency in the changing landscape of education. As a result, Microsoft would like to expand OneNote’s capabilities to help address new and complex challenges that are occurring in both usability and education. […]
Microsoft is ramping up their advertising campaign and one of the latest editions is an ad for the Surface 3. It’s directed towards students and heavily features OneNote, Microsoft Office’s note taking program. With back to school in only a few weeks, many students will be buying a device for their upcoming studies. With that […]
Microsoft’s Office products have always been a useful tool for students. From writing essays in Word, doing math with Excel, or presenting to a class with PowerPoint presentations, it’s easy to see how Office can be essential for so many things in a student’s academic life. The Microsoft PC Accessories team is hosting a contest where students write about how they use technology to […]
During the 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama set an ambitious agenda for education. The president wanted to make 2014 a year of action when it came to the topic of America’s commitment towards educating its youth. President Obama’s challenge, ConnectED, was a connected effort to make sure all students have access to the technology and devices to succeed. […]
OneNote is often the outlier service users mention when discussing the Microsoft ecosystem. Windows may have left a bad taste in some users mouths, Office is often viewed as the soul-sucking office suite of enterprise, and Microsoft may never be more than the convicted antitrust company to many. However, when it comes to the Microsoft-developed note-taking app OneNote, the […]
We recently wrote about the public event held by the New York City Department of Education. At the announcement, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced that Microsoft would be offering free Office 365 ProPlus features for all of their 1.1 million students as well as teachers. Well it would seem that offer isn’t exclusive to just New York […]
Microsoft has sworn to protect student data from advertising. As bids for school technology becomes more competitive, companies may consider serving ads to students to make more money. It becomes immediately obvious that students shouldn’t be subjected to ads while trying to complete school work. The idea of no ads at school is a popular notion, […]